Yesterday we visited with Ben – finally. Ben’s shoot rescheduled several times from early summer when we were having so many thunderstorms. Given the amazing color we got yesterday I’m glad, in the end, we postponed until fall.
Ben is all lab. He met us yesterday with 3 toys in his mouth at once and honestly thought we were there to spend the day chasing him! Until the treats came out.¬† He quickly got the idea of “model shoot” and was happy to lie about the beautiful grounds of the farm he shares with his humans, 2 other dogs and 2 cats.
Ben is a dog with deteriorating joints and a ton of soul.¬† It’s his rear legs that are the problem.¬† Ben has found this yoga-type move to help him rise. He gets his front legs under him and “pops” upwards in order to not stress those painful back legs.
He was a trouper yesterday – following us (and our tasty treats) and hanging in until we were done. He even found time to bark at the UPS man.
I always say it’s all about the eyes. In Ben’s case this was especially true.¬† I just think there is so much history and soul there.
After we rambled around his property Ben invited us in to warm up and snack on some candy corn. He even carefully followed us downstairs where we caught a few last restful poses.¬† Thanks for a great afternoon Ben!